Top Post Dawg
- Aug 7, 2002
- 97 Mk3
TBH I'm not surprised, almost all of the parts I've ordered in the last couple months for the B3V project have either been without any identifying information (origin or maker) or have had the information obliterated mechanically from the surface of the object.The Altrom bushings had no identifying marks other than the date circle, I looked specifically for something for identification and found none.
Case in point, the new guide tube for the transmission. Supposed to be Corteco, which typically had identifying marks on it, not anymore.
Flennor transmission mount with markings obliterated:
Further, the corteco rear main seal had a plastic guide sleeve with markings removed from that similar to the trans guide tube.
The only things I've received recently that had origin / part number information on them was the Reinz cylinder head gasket, a Payen water pump gasket made in Turkey, the Flennor timing belt rollers, which was probably due to the location of the marking on the surface where it mates to the engine, the SKF (Litens) tensioners I received from autohausAZ and the pair of BA cooling system flanges:
TBH I don't think they're required to identify country of manufacture anymore.